"They're talking layoffs at work, slowdowns in the economy, flare-ups in the Middle East, turnovers at headquarters, downturns in the housing market, upswings in global warming, breakouts of al Qaeda cells. Some demented dictator is collecting nuclear warheads the way others collect fine wines. A strain of swine flu is crossing the border. The plague of our day, terrorism, begins with the word terror. News programs disgorge enough hand wringing information to warrant an advisory: "Caution: this news report is best viewed in the confines of an underground vault in Iceland."

We fear being sued, finishing last, going broke; we fear the mole on the back, the new kid on the block, the sound of the clock as it ticks us closer to the grave. We sophisticate investment plans, create elaborate security systems, and legislate stronger military, yet we depend on mood altering drugs more than any generation in history."

From Fearless by Max Lucado

Is fear a real part of life in 2010? You better believe it is! That's why you've gotta come to the message series and bring your whole neighborhood on Sunday. What are the keys to defeating the fear that threatens to defeat you? Beginning on January 10 (Jan 17 in Sarpy), we will learn the keys to encountering our fears with faith. Don't miss!